Originated with Robert Dodsley, at the suggestion of Edmund Burke, who was for some years editor and principal contributor. Some time after 1791, the copyright and stock were purchased by Otridge and other booksellers. Messrs. Rivington published a rival continuation, which lasted from 1791 to 1812, and again from 1820 to 1824, when the two united to form one publication
Some vols. in rev. editions
Vols. for 1784-85 issued in combined form; 1820, in 2 parts
1758-1780, 1 v.; 1758-1819, 1 v.; 1781-1792, 1 v
Continued by: Annual register, or a view of the history and politics of the year ..
Copyright is on title page. Some text runs into the gutter and are printed askew.